Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

December 31, 2019Sew White

This delicious Rum and Raspberry Cocktail is always a winner at a party. The spiced rum and raspberry flavours work so incredibly well together. It is the perfect party cocktail. It is so easy to make and great for events too! I also love making this as a Christmas party drink as it’s rich red colour and the addition of rosemary and fresh raspberries on the glass makes it feel even more like Christmas.

Good drinks are perfect all year round. I have loved coming up with new cocktails and easy to make drinks in time for the festive season and beyond. This one is probably my favourite. Raspberries and rum work incredibly well together.

A dark deep red raspberry cocktail served with a sprig of rosemary and fresh raspberries
Christmas Rum and Raspberry Cocktail cocktail being made on a red and Hessian backdrop

How to garnish a Christmas cocktail

I added a little garnish of a rosemary sprig with raspberries threaded on to give it a more fancy look. Rosemary is great for decorating Christmas food and drink as it sort of looks likes Christmas tree. Plus it smells divine. The rest of the year it is a really nice flourish.

Red and fizzy Christmas Rum and Raspberry Cocktail topped with rosemary and fresh raspberries.

This drink goes perfectly with my Christmas graze table. Click the link below to find out more about what I created for this incredible Christmas sharing table.

Christmas graze table

Graze tables are a wonderful centre piece for a party. So in time for the festive season I have created a fantastic Christmas graze table.

Raspberry Liqueur or Fresh Raspberries?

Ready to drink Rum and Raspberry Cocktail
White heron british framboise bottle ready for Christmas cocktails.

Heron Framboise Raspberry Liqueur Recipes

For this drink I used Raspberry Liqueur. I was gifted a bottle of the White Heron British Framboise Raspberry Liqueur and I haven’t stopped using it. It’s lovely in Prosecco or Champagne but also as a way to make lemonade a little more interesting after work. If you have just with lemonade add a little fresh lemon juice. It tastes wonderful.

The essence of our raspberries, grown in the fields of Herefordshire, is perfectly captured in this liqueur. The vibrant colour is matched by irresistible summer flavours, light and zesty yet crammed with fruity notes. A wonderful addition to fizz and champagne and an exciting new dimension to cocktails.

White Heron

You only need a little of this at a time as the flavour is delicious and is so fruity. I hadn’t used raspberry liqueur before trying this but is now a drink I would always have in my drinks cupboard.

Fresh Raspberry – Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

If you don’t have a raspberry liqueur it’s easy to make a fresh raspberry substitute for this cocktail recipe. Start off by taking a few raspberries, about 5 per glass you’re going to make. Pop them in a chopping board and using a fork squish them. Squish them real good. Then add the juicy raspberries into the glass and then create the drink as the instructions below. Scroll down.

Step by step – How to make the Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

raspberries in the bottom of a glass for the Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

Squash or chop up the raspberries and add them to the bottom of a glass.

Making the Rum and Raspberry Cocktail with Captain Morgan spiced rum

Add in the spiced rum.

Then the raspberry liqueur.

Add the cranberry juice.

Rum and Raspberry Cocktail being made

Gently stir.

Top up the raspberry and rum with lemonade in the Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

Top up with lemonade and serve.

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Rum and Raspberry Cocktail

Sisley White
This delicious Rum and Raspberry Cocktail is always a winner at a party. The spiced rum and raspberry flavours work so incredibly well together.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine British, English
Servings 1 drink
Calories 100 kcal


  • 4 raspberries
  • 25 ml spiced rum
  • 25 ml raspberry liqueur
  • 50 ml cranberry juice
  • lemonade


  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 2 raspberries


  • Chill a glass with a few ice cubes for a minute or so.
  • Squash or chop up the raspberries and add them to the bottom of a glass.
  • Add in the spiced rum, raspberry liqueur and raspberry juice and gently stir.
  • Top up with lemonade and serve straight away.
  • If you want to decorate and add a little flourish push the raspberries into the sprig of rosemary and balance on the side of the glass.


Calories: 100kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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  • Foodiefan101

    December 6, 2019 at 11:57 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful drink. It looks so stunning. Rum and raspberry definitely sound like a great combo.

    1. Sew White

      December 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      It worked so well. This is a great cocktail!

  • Janice Turner

    December 7, 2019 at 9:24 am

    5 stars
    Absolutely beautiful drink! Loving the photography too.

    1. Sew White

      December 10, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      That is so kind of you. Thank you so much.

  • MJ

    December 7, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    5 stars
    winner winner raspberry cocktail for dinner.

    1. Sew White

      December 10, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Haha I think thank you!

  • Samuel Turner

    January 7, 2020 at 11:41 am

    5 stars
    Incredible photography and a delicious drink!

    1. Sew White

      January 7, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you that is so kind <3 Glad you enjoyed it.

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